Cruisin' Ocean City


May 16-17-18-19, 2019

Show Hours:

  • Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-3pm


  • Inlet Parking Lot (809 South Atlantic Ave)
  • Convention Center (4001 Coastal Highway)


$10/day Thursday & Sunday
$15/day Friday & Saturday
Children under 14 are free with an adult.
(Tickets good at Inlet & Convention Center)

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2019 Spectator
2019 Car Corral Application2019 Schedule of Events


29th Annual Cruisin' Ocean City

May 17-18-19-20, 2018


29th Annual Cruisin Ocean City

May 16-17-18-19, 2019

Get ready for one of the hottest hot rod shows on the East Coast, the 29th  Annual Cruisin Ocean City, as it returns to the beachside resort town of Ocean City Maryland, May 16-17-18-19, 2019. This nationally recognized event attracts more than 3,300 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more from over 20 states plus Canada.

Lots of car shows and vendors will be taking place at the Convention Center Parking Lot and the Inlet Parking Lot, plus several more car shows will be taking place at various business locations in and around Ocean City.

Taking the stage of the Ocean City Performing Arts Center during Cruisin Ocean City is Grammy Award Winner and Country Music Legend Joe Diffie, Thursday May 16, 2019. With 12 #1 hits including “Home,” “Pick-up Man,” “Third Rock from the Sun” and “John Deere Green” this is a show you won’t want to miss! Opening for Joe Diffie will be none other than Maryland Native and viral sensation Jackson Dean! Winner of the Maryland Music Award for Best Songwriter and Best New Breakout Artist Jackson recently gained recognition for his rendition of the National Anthem. All seats are reserved and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster, 1-800-551-SEAT on online by clicking here

New  this year an additional location will be added to Cruisin at the US 13 Dragway, in Delmar DE, just a quick drive from OC MD. Events will take place Friday and Saturday during Cruisin weekend. More details will be added soon!

Scheduled to appear at this year's Cruisin, Catherine Bach, best known for her role as Daisy Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard.  Catherine will be at the OC Convention Center Friday 11-4 and the Beachside Inlet on Saturday 11-4.  Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Dukes of Hazzard with Catherine Bach!  Also scheduled to appear, from the hit show Counting Cars, meet Ryan Evans!  Ryan will be at the Beachside Inlet on Friday 11-4 and inside the OC Convention Center Saturday 11-4.

Another new event for Cruisin 2019 will be the Cruisin Car Corral Thursday & Friday inside the OC Convention Center. To put your car in the corral please call 410-798-6304. Space is limited so call today!

Some of the country’s top national names will be showcasing their products in manufacturers midway at the Inlet Parking Lot including Advance Auto Parts, Advantage Lifts, AMSOIL, Barrett-Jackson, COMP Performance, Covercraft Car Covers, CVF Racing, Detroit Speed, Flaming River, GEICO, Grundy Insurance, Krietz Auto, Miller Welding, Mothers Polish, QA1, Ridetech, Ron Francis Wiring, Summit Racing, Sundance Vacations, TREMEC and Wissel & Walsh.  At the OC Convention Center there will be Treasured Motor Services, Pioneer Pole Builders and a variety of vendors both inside and outside selling automotive merchandise along with arts & crafts, jewelry, t-shirts and many other specialty items. There will also be a Swap Meet Thursday, Friday and Saturday inside the Convention Center. Additional vendors will be at the US 13 Dragway location. For vendor opportunities or Swap Meet information please call 410-798-6304 or email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

Additional Cruisin Ocean City highlights are the special Boardwalk Parades that will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Parades will beging at 8am from 26th street and cruise south to the Inlet.

On Sunday the Grand Finale Awards will take place at the Beachside Inlet. Before Cruisin comes to an end there will be more than 500 trophies, plaques and awards presented plus over 3,000 giveaways.

There is so much to see and do at this year's event so make sure to mark your calendars for May 16-17-18-19, 2019 and cruise on down to Ocean City Maryland for the 29th Annual Cruisin Ocean City.

Keep checking back for updates and announcements! Schedule subject to change.

For additional information email infoevent@specialeventpro.com or call 410-798-6304.

For vendor information email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

For sponsor information email Sponsors@specialeventpro.com


Maryland Motor Vehicle Law and the Town of Ocean City Ordinance state that no loud noise from a vehicle may be heard at a distance of 50 feet from the vehicle at any time.

The town of Ocean City has a trailer parking ordinance which prohibits trailer parking on city streets from May 1st – October 31st. Any Cruisin participants that will be parking a trailer on city streets will need a trailer parking permit. Trailer parking permits are $50 and can be purchased at the event or in advance by mailing in a permit application. Only registered Cruisin participants may purchase a trailer permit. Free trailer parking is available at the route 50 Park & Ride. When making your reservations please check with your hotel or condor to see if they provide trailer parking. For a trailer parking permit application please click here.

For additional OC ordinances please click here.

 Former Mayor
Award Winners
2018 Cruisin' HighlightsEvent Coverage:
OC Vettes
Event Coverage:
Past 10 Years
Event Coverage:
Muscle Car Gallery


National Sponsor Showcase

A Special Thank You to all of our Sponsors!

Harrison Group HMRA OCMD

While Cruisin around town make sure to turn your radio to The Wave 97.1 and Cool 101.3, the Official Stations of Cruisin' Ocean City!

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Mark your calendars now!


May 16-17-18-19, 2019


October 10-11-12-13, 2019


May 14-15-16-17, 2020


October 8-9-10-11, 2020



Cruisin' Ocean City Gallery

Cruisin' Ocean City
May 16-17-18-19, 2019
Ocean City, Maryland

This event is open to Rods, Customs and Classics 1976 and earlier.
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE STREET LEGAL with current state tags, licensed and insured (no motorcycles or scooters). NO EXCESSIVELY LOUD EXHAUST SYSTEMSThis event is limited to approximately 3,000 vehicles and sells out. The Entry Fee includes Driver, 1 Adult Passenger and Children under 14. Additional event passenger/guest passes may be purchased for $25 each in advance. (The entry fee minus processing fee is refundable with written request prior to March 1, 2019.) You do not have to be present all 4 days to be eligible for trophies, event plaques, sponsor awards or merchandise give-aways. Parades will be restricted and limited based on car count and time restrictions. Activities are subject to change. Parking is limited at all locations. The police take a very active and pro safety role in this event. You must drive responsibly and obey the laws at all times.

Hat Pins & Dash Plaques to the first 3,000.
Locations include Inlet Parking Lot, Convention Center, plus various other shows.


Personal Info

Vehicle Info

*Please note, all participants will be required to show vehicle registration at check in.

Advance Entry Fee...$60

Guest Info

Payment Info

The exhibitor hereby applies to this event and will at all times comply with all rules, regulations and policies of the event producers. Neither Special Event Productions, Inc., the Town of Ocean City, producers, sponsors, support personnel or anyone else connected with the presentation of this event shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred. In consideration of this entry, entrant agrees to the use of their name, photo and/or vehicle photo for publicity and/or advertising. Any poor behavior, irresponsible driving and/or conduct deemed objectionable to the event's well being may result in participant being denied any further involvement in the event and/or future events. All participants are responsible for their own proper insurance. Event credentials are non-transferable without written permission of event management. Schedule/activities are subject to change.

I Agree to the Terms and Conditions above*